Posts by Jacob Ayers

091: How to Make Yourself Unfireable with Clayton Morris

Clayton Morris is a former FOX News Anchor who left the #1 cable news show in the world after achieving financial freedom through real estate investing. He now devotes himself to helping others buy their first rental property, build passive income, and achieve financial freedom through his turnkey rental real estate company, Morris Invest. After some epic failures he’s learned how to build a meaningful life, and he shares these lessons on his top-rated podcast, Investing in Real Estate with Clayton Morris.

At age 13, Clayton saw his dad lose his job. Ever since then he had a fear about money, and he always knew there had to be a more entrepreneurial way of creating wealth. He got into real estate investing to secure a future for his family so they didn’t have to go through the same financial pain as he did growing up. After years of success building up an enormous amount of passive income through real estate investing, Clayton started Morris Invest because he realized his passion is in helping first time real estate investors learn they don’t have to just work for a paycheck, and they don’t need $1 million to achieve financial freedom.

Key Points
How to calculate your Freedom Number
Going from a high profile job as a cable network news anchor, to a full time real estate investor
Be, Do, & Have process
Understand your “why”
Money, people, and a deal – you only need 2 of these to get started
Lightning Questions
What was your biggest hurdle getting started in real estate investing, and how did you overcome it?
Lack of education on where to start.
Do you have a personal habit that contributes to your success?
Clayton journals and meditates every morning.
Do you have an online resource that you find valuable?
What book would you recommend to the listeners and why?
The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity by Edwene Gaines
If you were to give advice to your 20 year old self to get started in real estate investing, what would it be?
Block out all distractions. Buy and hold real estate is the number one way to build wealth.
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Morris Invest

090: Make Success a Habit- Friday Fundamentals

Success doesn’t just happen. There is rarely such thing as an overnight success. More often than not, success is the result of many many small habits over a long period of time.

The saying goes “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”.

There’s a lot of noise out there today about flip this, flop that, crypto this, etc. Many online marketers would have you believe buying their system will guarantee you immediate success. You know the type of people I’m talking about, those who come across your news feed with luxury cars, beautiful people, and high rise penthouses. They make it seem like it’s just one little step you must take in order to achieve success like they have. And let me spoil something for you – they all have some little secret they would love to share with you… in exchange for your credit card number.

This is not the path to success. In fact, I’ll prove it to you. Think of someone who you consider successful and look up to. I bet this person has a skill they are very good at. Perhaps that person is a great computer programmer and built a business that solves peoples problems. Or maybe this person is a brilliant networker and connects people with solutions. Maybe this person is a mechanical engineer and has hundreds of patents on alternative energy devices. Whoever this successful person looks like to you, chances are they have worked hard over a long period of time to get where they are. Think of some of the richest business men and women here in the U.S. – Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Sam Zell, and Abigail Johnson, just to name a few. These people have all created, built, and grown businesses from an early age. They didn’t just magically fall into success overnight.

So what will success look like for you? Whether you recognize it or not, your actions every single day will determine your success years down the line. What you do now, has a huge impact on what you do tomorrow, and the next day, and the next, and so on and so on.

This is just one of the many reasons it’s important to have goals. Your goals will keep you on track and make sure you’re progressing in the direction you want. But, a goal without action is just a dream. The action is the most important part of the recipe. You must take massive action to achieve massive results. There are many people who advocate for daily habits, morning routines, and daily goal setting, from Grant Cardone to Hal Elrod, these people have habits they have developed over their lifetime that have led them to where they are today.

So how can you start making success a habit? Follow these four steps:

Identify your reasons why. What drives you? What motivates you? What gets you out of bed?
Set goals that you think you can’t reach. Huge goals. Your goals should be so big that they scare you. Write them down every single day. Yes, every day. You want these to be at the front of you mind at all times. Not just every January for your new year resolution.
Develop a plan to reach those goals. Do something every single day that gets you closer to your goals.
Have fun. Don’t forget, life is a journey. Half the fun of it is the chase. Live for today, but don’t forget tomorrow.
I hope with this, you’re on your way to success as you define it!

089: Accidental Landlord to 250+ Units with Joseph Gozlan

Joseph is a multifamily investments specialist, leading group acquisitions of over $15MM in real estate and providing asset management services to a portfolio of 253 units and growing. Joseph is a former lieutenant in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and over 17 years of leadership experience in the software industry, 12 of which working for…

088: Determining Value- Friday Fundamentals

Determining value of real estate is both a science and an art. From the initial analysis through more in depth due diligence, real estate investors are constantly determining the value of properties and searching for properties that are undervalued.

087: How to Fire Your Boss with Dr. Matt Motil

Dr. Matt Motil is a real estate investor and agent. He’s had the pleasure of working with hundreds of investors from all over the world and helped them to grow massive wealth and passive income through remote real estate investments. Dr. Matt leads a retail real estate team working with buyers and sellers servicing all 50 states. When he has the spare time, he teaches college courses as an adjunct professor at a handful of colleges and universities.

Before real estate, Dr. Matt spent 17 years as a project manager and licensed engineer in the construction industry building bridges, highways and industrial plants throughout the United States. Through research and firsthand experiences, he’s leveraged his passions to become an author, mentor, and teacher, and he helps people all over the world unlock their passions to achieve their highest potential.

From getting fired, to teaching others how to fire their boss, Dr. Matt brings a high level of energy and raw personality with his approach to financial freedom.

Key Points
From getting fired, to teaching people fire their boss
Transitioning from an engineering career to a full-time real estate investor
An overnight success, years in the making
A formal degree in business, with no idea how to start a business
How to break out of the middle class
Holding onto mistakes, because you spent a lot of time making them
Lightning Questions
What was your biggest hurdle getting started in real estate investing, and how did you overcome it?
Matt’s biggest hurdle was himself. By being consistent, that voice eventually quiets down.
Do you have a personal habit that contributes to your success?
Morning routine
Do you have an online resource that you find valuable?
BiggerPockets and podcasts, both real estate and business
What book would you recommend to the listeners and why?
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Man on Fire by Matt Motil
If you were to give advice to your 20 year old self to get started in real estate investing, what would it be?
Start now. It’s going to work out. Fail faster.
Man on Fire by Matt Motil